In October 2019, ACH (formerly Jordan Myles in WWE), set the wrestling world on fire when he took to social media to call out WWE for being racists. ACH was angry over a shirt the company had put out that used blackface and Sambo doll imagery.
While taking aim at WWE, ACH hit Jay Lethal with a stray, calling him an "Uncle Tom" while also accusing ROH of being racist.
Appearing on the Submission Squad radio show, ACH elaborated on his problems with Lethal.
"When I got into ROH, I was excited to be sharing a locker room with Lethal. I'm in a locker room with another African-American who is very well respected, it's another guy I can learn from. I was excited about that. I feel like I didn't get that love. I felt like I got a lot of the shaft. The day that he slapped me was the day I was like, 'Yeah, never.' I still feel like he was trying to punk me in front of everybody. There was this idea that if you put your hands on me, I wouldn't fight back. I guess that was what he was trying to prove, like I'm a punk. The thing between him and I, with me calling him an Uncle Tom, maybe I should have not called him that. I should have used something else. But I was angry and upset. At the time, I felt like he was an Uncle Tom. Now, I can call him something different, but I was upset. People have to understand the relationship between him and I. He put his hands on me, it was personal. I held a lot of resentment for him for that," he said.
ACH previously shed more light on the incident, revealing Lethal slapped him for using the N-word, which ACH claims Lethal uses as well. ACH said he hit Lethal back and took him down before being told to apologize as it was "in his best interest." ACH claims that Lethal never apologized for slapping him.
ACH quit WWE on November 13 and was officially released on November 21.
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